How to conjugate Te-Form in Japanese – Handy Illustrated Guide to Japanese Verbs

Knowing how to conjugate te versions of dictionary verbs is very important.  They are widely used in spoken Japanese and you must understand them in order to become fluent.  ...

Public Holidays in Japan / Japanese National Holidays – 2019 & 2020 Schedule

As of 2019 – there are 16 types of official national holidays in Japan, making up a total number 18 public holidays. This means that there are 18 three-day weekends...

Asking for Permission to Marry in Japanese 

when in Rome, do as the Romans do. Are you engaged in a relationship with a Japanese lady and are planning to marry her? In Japan, it is important culturally...

How to Improve Your Japanese Listening Comprehension Skills – Tips

Mastering a language is a slow and gradual process. you have to be able to read, write listen and speak in the language to become fluent. Each skill is equally...

Best Japanese Dictionaries 2019 | Paper / Electronic / Apps / Online Dictionaries – Review

Looking for a Japanese dictionary to help with your studies? This article summarizes and reviews the BEST paper, electronic, and smartphone app Japanese dictionaries in 2019.

Talking about Size, Length, Width and Depth in Japanese (Big, Small, Short, Long, Thin, Thick) Illustrated Guide

Are you looking for Japanese words that describe size, length, depth, width? What about drink sizes and meal sizes in Japanese? This blog covers vocabulary for discussing size in Japanese.

Learn Japanese with Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020: Epsiode 9 – Girlfight

Learn Japanese with useful phrases from Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020 – In this blog we breakdown some useful phrases from an argument episode.

Colors in Japanese – How to Use Japanese Color Words

In Japanese, the words for specific colors are used differently depending on their parts of speech. Having two sets – one set is the Japanese – the other being a...

Student Tips – Little Ways to Practice Japanese Everyday

In this Guest Post – Teresa Tak, Japanese Language learner will give us some tips on how to practice Japanese everyday.

Meaning of Japanese Kanji Characters in Emoji

Did you know that Emoji actually comes from Japanese? In Kanji, it is written as 絵(E)文(Mo)字(Ji), which literally can be translated into “Drawn Language Character”. For ...

Largest Firework Festivals in Tokyo 2019 NEW UPDATE

In Japan, the 花火大会(Hanabi Taikai) or fireworks festival is a symbolic event of summer life in the country. Wildly popular, the festive and romantic atmosphere of Hanabi attracts up...

After Studying in a Japanese School – How to work in Japan.

Due to the aging population and low birth rate in Japan, the government has relaxed the requirements for its immigration policy to cover for the labour shortage. Many foreigners ha...